Hello there! Today I am posting about a really interesting stamping plate, yes a plate! I don’t normally get too excited with stamping plate launches.. but this plate has something special! Crazy nail lady.. I know :p
This is Make your Mark #3 by Lina nail art supplies, all the Make your mark plates are great but this plate has this “blank” image that might raise a few eyebrows at first, why do I want a blank space??… until you discover that it is meant for easy gradient work!
Yes, you will only need to use stamping polishes (I have tested others but not getting good results), and I also found that I can skip the base colour that generally required for gradients. This is because stamping polishes are highly pigmented and not needing a base colour. But the downside, it means if you want to bright neon gradient, you better make sure your neon stamping polishes are bright. As putting a white base colout is not going to work anymore! Then just go back and use the sponges for those cases 😉
Here is my manicure I’ve created within hours of receiving the plate.
A tropical gradient manicure that took half the time with the plate, compare to the traditional sponging way.
How to do gradient using this blank space: (there are youtube videos already, you can go google)
1. Apply liquid latex or cuticle tape for easy clean up
2. Add 2 to 5 different stamping polishes on 1 of the longer sides of the blank space
3. lightly scrape the polishes few times to integrate the colours nicely
4. get a sticky stamper to pick up the “blank” image
5. apply onto your nail!
With stamping polishes, they normally dry pretty quick so you are free to add another layer of gradient if you wish to do so.
Conclusion! No more sponges and mess! For me, it saves tons of waiting time in-between layers of gradient polishes.
I love this idea and I think it is total genius. But I won’t lie, it will take some practise to get the smooth colour transition perfected.
What do you think, do you think this is gimmicky at all? Or a clever idea?
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed today’s post 🙂